About Us

Owner and President Carol Hamlin Buczek, CTIS has more than 21 years experience as a tour coordinator and continues to strive to offer the very best in customer service.

Take a look at our site and feel free to drop a line on the contact page to let us know what you’d like to see. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share fun trips with you. At Tours By Design, it’s all about fun!

I enjoy working with Carol very much. She is accommodating and goes out of her way to please. She will do whatever it takes to make our trips exactly what we want and I really appreciate all her hard work and consideration for our group. Her tours are very well-planned and organized. It is a pleasant experience to work with such a fine organization.


– June Prevost, Director
Singing Hills Seniors


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In addition to being a member of the American Bus Association, Tours By Design is a proud member of the following Chambers of Commerce:  Forestport, New Hartford, Rome, Trenton , and the Herkimer County Chamber.  We are involved in the community and support community activities.  Owner Carol Hamlin Buczek is also a long-time member of the Mohawk Valley Business Women's Network.  And Carol has been actively involved with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer programs.  

Tours By Design is a proud supporter of four-time Olympian Erin Hamlin.  We congratulate Erin on winning a bronze medal at the 2014 winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia (womens luge) and for being selected flag bearer at the 2018 games in PyeongChang. Go Erin, and go Team USA!